The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UMass Amherst is a public and Boston College is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,706) than UMass Amherst ($36,964).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than UMass Amherst.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than UMass Amherst (1,355).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (31) than UMass Amherst (31).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 31,642 students while Boston College has 14,934 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,452 faculties while Boston College has 882 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Boston College.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UMass AmherstBoston College
UMass Amherstvs.Boston College
Amherst, MassachusettsLocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees$61,706
73% ($10,126)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)48% ($43,028)
$10,126Average Amount of Financial Aid$43,028
57.58 %Acceptance Rates32.41 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.15 %
1,355SAT Score1,475
31ACT Score34
83 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate6 %
89 %Retention Rate93 %
31,642Student Population14,934
1,452Number of Faculties882
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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